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Hotel Cartwright Union Square

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square) (Union Square)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My boyfriend took me on vacation to San Francisco for my birthday and we stayed at the lovely Cartwright Hotel in Union Square. Wow! You couldn't be more in the mix of the city if you tried. The location of this hotel couldn't be more perfect. Plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops. Very central to everything you could possibly need.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights during a very busy long weekend due to the America's Cup going on. We booked using the HotelTonight app and got a great deal. Location is ideal, especially for 2 women traveling in a city they didn't know. Very central to many activities, bars, restaurants and public transportation. We felt very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed here for our weeks holiday in September. The location is preface for shopping and getting about the City. The rooms are smaller than most Hotels in the area, but the price compared to the Hyatt reflects this. However, I found the service and family feel to the place better than most of the big Hotel chains. We really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. This was a steal from hotels.com at $139 a night. We arrived early and they stowed our bags for us and apologized for not having a room ready for us to check in to, which was very kind of them. Later in the evening, the front desk staff were kind, courteous, and professional, attending to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We loved our stay at the Cartwright hotel! We booked through expedia and got a great deal compared to other central hotels. Although the rooms are fairly small, the closet was huge and we were able to hide all of our cases away. The room was also really clean and had bags of character. The staff were most definitely some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This hotel has all the characteristics of an old hotel-- small rooms, small bathrooms, no central AC, dated decor, and minimal amenities. However, the location is one of the best in the city. It's close to the cable cars, and in walking distance to Market Street. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed there a couple of nights in early Sept 2013. We only booked for one night and the rate was 119.00 through Travelocity. We got a rate of 129 for the extra night, so we didn't feel we got hosed for not having two nights reserved. Parking was close and 30 bucks a night, so factor... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This really is a bad hotel for the price. My room smelt damp, it had no locks on the window despite looking straight onto a fire escape and no double glazing to block out the sounds of the street and nightclub across the road. Room furniture is old and run down. Rooms are very small. There is no restaurant or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This hotel was really cute. It was very old fashioned, but not old and weathered. Bed were so comfy, the bathrooms are tiny though. Its in a fantastic location, literally 100 meters from a cable car stop and one of the main shopping strips in San Fran. would defiantly stay there again!

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear Jlhudson 1986, Thank you for your review. I am glad to read you enjoyed our “great” location. We hope to see you on your next trip to San Francisco. If you get the opportunity please like us on Facebook. Cheers, Steven Viscio General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great location but room was a little small and could definitely do with an update. Having said that my room had everything I needed and was clean, in addition the bathroom was well lit and always stocked with great bath products. In the mornings there was complimentary tea and coffee downstairs which was a pleasant surprise. So close to Union... More 

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear its_mares, Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate the fact that your review was fair. We realize our rooms are small, that is why we focus on making them practical. Great bath products along with little perks such as complimentary coffee, tea and wireless help our guests find value. Plus we are close to “all the fun.”... More 

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Address: 524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cartwright Union Square 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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Also Known As:
Larkspur Union Square
Larkspur San Francisco
Cartwright Hotel San Francisco

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